12 Can’t-Miss Restaurants in Tazewell County VA Tazewell County, Virginia is home to some amazing places to eat!

4:32AM April 20, 2019
Written by Pam Vance

Writ­ten By: Emi­ly Wolff, IMEG


No trip to South­west­ern Vir­ginia is com­plete with­out a vis­it to Tazewell Coun­ty! Tucked away in the Clinch Riv­er Basin, Tazewell is rib­boned with charm­ing lit­tle moun­tain com­mu­ni­ties rich with his­to­ry and nat­ur­al beau­ty. Fea­tur­ing numer­ous oppor­tu­ni­ties for hik­ing, bicy­cling, and motor­cy­cle rid­ing, Tazewell Coun­ty is a favorite des­ti­na­tion for out­door adven­tur­ers.

After a fun day of explor­ing the area, noth­ing is bet­ter than head­ing for a tasty meal. To help you plan your next get­away, Heart of Appalachia put togeth­er a guide to 12 of the best restau­rants in Tazewell Coun­ty VA.

Fisher & Company BBQ  Fisher & Company BBQ Great Desserts 1Fisher & Company

If you’re crav­ing BBQ, it’s hard to beat Fish­er & Com­pa­ny! This home­town favorite is leg­endary for its fall-off-the-bone ribs, mouth­wa­ter­ing pulled pork, and irre­sistible baked beans. Guests can choose from four dif­fer­ent home­made bar­be­cue sauces that per­fect­ly com­ple­ment the restaurant’s smoked meats. Fish­er & Co. also boasts a unique loca­tion inside a restored gen­er­al store from the ear­ly 1900s. The his­toric build­ing is sit­u­at­ed beside a pump­kin patch, which adds to the restaurant’s love­ly pas­toral set­ting.



Sev­en is anoth­er one of the most talked about restau­rants in Tazewell VA. Pop­u­lar with both vis­i­tors and locals alike, Sev­en serves deli­cious Amer­i­can fare in a wel­com­ing and rus­tic atmos­phere. With its hand­made Amish fur­ni­ture and stone bar, Sev­en has a throw­back feel that match­es its com­mit­ment to old-fash­ioned qual­i­ty food. High­lights of Seven’s menu include the steaks, burg­ers, fried green toma­toes, and crab cakes. Be sure to save room for dessert because the black­ber­ry cob­bler is sim­ply spec­tac­u­lar!

 Bearded Moose Interior3The Bearded Moose

The Beard­ed Moose is a won­der­ful place to enjoy a casu­al lunch or din­ner in Tazewell Coun­ty. Famous for its spec­tac­u­lar burg­ers, sand­wich­es, and piz­za, The Moose tru­ly has some­thing for every­one. Stand­out menu items include the Philly cheeses­teak and the Moose Fries, which are cov­ered in house­made ranch dress­ing, Parme­san cheese, and crum­bled bacon. 

4Real McCoy Country Store & Kitchen

The Real McCoy Coun­try Store & Kitchen is a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion for ATV enthu­si­asts. Locat­ed near Tazewell County’s best off-road trails, this quaint eatery serves deli­cious home­made food with a smile. Guests will find clas­sic dish­es like Sal­is­bury steak, baked spaghet­ti, loaded nachos, burg­ers, and a vari­ety of fresh­ly baked desserts.


5Coal Bucket Deli

The Coal Buck­et Deli is the per­fect place to start your day! This delight­ful no-frills eatery serves all of your break­fast favorites, includ­ing French toast, pan­cakes, omelets, bis­cuits and gravy, and home fries. The Coal Buck­et is also a superb choice for lunch or din­ner if you’re in the mood for com­fort food like ham­burg­ers, meat­loaf, or fried fish. Music lovers should try to vis­it on a Fri­day evening when the deli typ­i­cal­ly hosts won­der­ful live enter­tain­ment.

Cuz's Uptown BBQ Fixin's 6Cuzs Uptown Barbeque

You will nev­er for­get your first vis­it to Cuz’s Uptown Bar­beque! Housed inside an old dairy barn, this unique restau­rant is filled with eccen­tric art­work and dec­o­ra­tions. Cuz’s Bar­beque has been rec­og­nized by Vir­ginia Liv­ing mag­a­zine for hav­ing some of the best BBQ in the state. Although Cuz is most famous for its smoked meats, it boasts a var­ied menu that includes Thai seafood cur­ry, stir-fry, and egg rolls.

Your Grate Escape Steak Dinner7.  Your Grate Escape

Your Grate Escape is one of South­west­ern Virginia’s hid­den gems. Owned and oper­at­ed by Tazewell native Clint Neel, this fan­tas­tic restau­rant has catered func­tions for every­one from coun­try music star Clay Walk­er to for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Dan Quayle. In addi­tion to its cater­ing ser­vices, Your Grate Escape is also open for lunch and din­ner, with incred­i­ble buf­fets on Fri­day nights and week­ends. It’s easy to see why Your Grate Escape is one of the best restau­rants in Tazewell VA!


8The Crazy Tomato Pizzeria

The Crazy Toma­to is Tazewell County’s num­ber one piz­za place! Guests will enjoy deli­cious New York-style pies with per­fect­ly melt­ed cheese and pre­mi­um top­pings. The Crazy Toma­to makes its dough and sauce in-house, so their piz­za is as fresh as can be. Oth­er pop­u­lar menu tems include the cal­zones, oven-baked subs, pas­ta, and chick­en wings.



Whether you’re in search of a sushi or hibachi, you can’t go wrong at Shogun! This restau­rant has built a devot­ed local fol­low­ing for its mouth­wa­ter­ing Japan­ese and Thai dish­es. Pop­u­lar menu items include the maki rolls, veg­etable rolls, hibachi noo­dles, and the hibachi dou­ble fried rice. Guests at Shogun can expect fast, friend­ly ser­vice and rea­son­able prices.


10Margarets Country Corner

Locat­ed inside a butch­er shop, Margaret’s Coun­try Cor­ner serves the fresh­est meats in town! This excel­lent eatery is well known for its cheeses­teak, meat­balls, burg­ers, and pulled pork. Be sure to save room for dessert, because no meal at Margaret’s is com­plete with­out one of the restaurant’s famous cup­cakes.

 11. Savory Flavors

There is cer­tain­ly no short­age of amaz­ing bar­be­cue restau­rants in Tazewell Coun­ty! Locat­ed in the for­mer home of Cotton’s Dri­ve-In, Savory Fla­vors serves all of your favorite BBQ entrees and sides. The meats at Savory Fla­vors are hick­o­ry smoked in-house for at least 12 hours, until they are per­fect­ly ten­der and juicy. We rec­om­mend try­ing their ribs, BBQ nachos, and peanut but­ter pie.

 12. New Graham Pharmacy – The Last Soda Fountain

The Last Soda Foun­tain is a real blast from the past. Locat­ed inside New Gra­ham Phar­ma­cy, this old-fash­ioned malt shop has been in busi­ness since 1935. Vis­i­tors can stop in for break­fast, lunch, or dessert. You won’t find a bet­ter milk­shake or root beer float any­where else!

For more great restau­rants in Tazewell and the sur­round­ing area, check out our com­plete guide to Din­ing in South­west­ern Vir­ginia!


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